NAMM 2020 Demo: Harmony revives a classic with the Comet

Harmony's first semi-hollow guitar since the brand's resurrection in 2018.

NAMM 2020: Harmony has announced the launch of its Comet semi-hollow guitar. This comes hot on the heels of the Juno, the lightweight, portable single-cut the brand launched earlier this month.

The Comet is the latest addition to Harmony’s Standard Series. Other members include the Silhouette, Rebel, Jupiter, and, of course, Juno. The Comet features a semi-hollow design and is a modern take on the brand’s 1960s Harmony H-72. It’s Harmony’s first semi-hollow guitar since the brand’s resurrection in 2018.

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In terms of tonewoods, the guitar features a double-cutaway mahogany body, with a mahogany neck – the first set-neck design in the Standard Series – and a 12-inch ebony fretboard. It has a 25-inch scale and a smaller, contoured body to enhance playability and comfort. Its six-in-line tuner design is a nod to the original H-72.

Moving on to electronics, the Comet features a pair of Harmony’s proprietary gold foil pickups, which have been tuned for a warmer and fuller tone. According to Harmony, these pups also do not compromise on dynamics and clarity. The pickups are governed by single volume and tone knobs and a three-way selector switch.

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Wrapping things up on the hardware front for the Comet are chrome locking tuners, cupcake control knobs and a tune-o-matic bridge with a stoptail. Each Comet ships with a Mono Vertigo Semi Hollow case.

“We’ve taken the same philosophy in designing our Standard Series models and applied it to the beloved H-72 and we’re very happy with the way the Comet has come to life,” Edwin Wilson, Harmony’s Head of Guitar Research & Development, said in a statement. “The mahogany semi-hollow construction, combined with the Comet’s set neck and our gold foil pickups, imparts a warmer and fuller tone that does not compromise on dynamics or clarity. This truly sets it apart from our solid body, bolt-on models.”

More information at harmony.co.

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[Ed’s note: Harmony is owned by BandLab Technologies, which also owns Guitar.com.]

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